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Where I've been

what I did

I walked 315 km around Nanteuil le Haudouin. I visited (in no particular order): Silly-le-Long Sennevières Crépy-en-Valois Ognes Chèvreville Lagny-le-Sec Le Plessis-l’Évêque Ermenonville Senlis Péroy-les-Gombries Boissy-Fresnoy Villers Saint Genest Bouillancy Le Bas Bouillancy Acy-en-Multien Brégy Puisieux Étrépilly Vincy-Manoeuvre Duvy Auger Saint Vincent Droizelles Lessart Montlognon Montagny-Sainte-Félicité Le Plessis-Belleville Réez Rouville Ormoy-Villers Gueux Number of Départements […]

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Practicalities

hard work

Today, I almost didn’t start at all. Motivation is never a problem on a ‘real’ pilgrimage; you have no choice but to walk to your next destination, especially if you have a time limit and need to reach your goal by a particular day, like the day your return flight is booked on… I suspected […]

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Practicalities Reflection

random

It’s sometimes tricky to work out from the map whether a ‘chemin’ or a ‘sentier’ is accessible to members of the public. The Grande Randonnée routes are marked with a big thick pink line on my map, but they are rather limited and don’t allow for the kinds of circular routes I mostly need – […]

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Daily Destination Practicalities Where I've been

Walking back

Today my destination was the place I used to live, the place I moved to when I came to France, a house in a town which I lived in longer than any house I’d lived in since I was 10. Senlis is not on a train line (any more). It stays that way to avoid […]

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Practicalities Reflection

Starting out early

This morning, my husband was kind enough to give me a lift to a previous destination (see day 2) so that I could walk home from there. As he starts work at 8am, this meant a nice early start. One advantage is that you get to do a lot of walking in the morning, and […]

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It was a gorgeous day

Beautiful sunshine, cool breeze, fields, forest, special sandy habitat, sandstone outcrops, cute villages and benches. It had it all. Also so much birdsong and some REALLY insistent cuckoos <3 I am pretty tired though now, so how about a few photos? A glorious exhausting day! I do have blisters though, it’s to be expected.